History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
History is the devil's scripture.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams